Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer

BRIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE W. GODDARD - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 276584

GEORGE W. GODDARD The pioneer of aerial reconnaisance signs a First Day Cover "In Memoriam" for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. First Day Cover signed: "George W Goddard/Brig Gen. U.S.AF. (ret.)", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, 3-cent Roosevelt stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C.

Sale Price $144.00

Reg. $160.00

Condition: slightly creased, lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

GEORGE W. GODDARD
The pioneer of aerial reconnaisance signs a First Day Cover "In Memoriam" for Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
First Day Cover signed: "George W Goddard/Brig Gen. U.S.AF. (ret.)", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, 3-cent Roosevelt stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, D.C., June 27, 1945, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. FDR, who is pictured on the cachet, had died on April 12, 1945. Born in London, George William Goddard (1889-1987) was a free-lance cartoonist before enlisting in the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps in 1917. A graduate of the aerial photography course at the School of Aeronautics at Cornell University, he became an instructor in aerial photographic interpretation before being commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Aviation Section Reserve in 1918. During WWI, as an officer in charge of aerial photographic research, Goddard was instrumental in the development of infra-red and long-range photography, and he was appointed officer in charge of aerial photography in the office of the Chief of the Air Corps in Washington, D.C. General Goddard was appointed Chief of the Photographic Laboratory at Wright Field in 1945, and he later served as Director of Reconnaissance, Operations Division in France (May 1952). During the Korean Conflict, Goddard introduced a new system of night photography. He also recommended a type of strip camera that was used both in Korea and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Slightly creased, rippled at cachet. Lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
 

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response